1 Corinthians 13:4
New International Version
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

New Living Translation
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud

English Standard Version
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Berean Study Bible
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

Berean Literal Bible
Love is patient, love is kind, love is not envious, it is not boastful, it is not puffed up.

King James Bible
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

New King James Version
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

New American Standard Bible
Love is patient, love is kind, it is not jealous; love does not brag, it is not arrogant.

NASB 1995
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

NASB 1977
Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

Amplified Bible
Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant.

Christian Standard Bible
Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited,

American Standard Version
Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Love is patient and sweet; love does not envy; love is not upset neither puffed up.

Contemporary English Version
Love is patient and kind, never jealous, boastful, proud, or

Douay-Rheims Bible
Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely; is not puffed up;

English Revised Version
Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Good News Translation
Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Love is patient. Love is kind. Love isn't jealous. It doesn't sing its own praises. It isn't arrogant.

International Standard Version
Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited,

Literal Standard Version
Love is long-suffering, it is kind, love does not envy, love does not vaunt itself, is not puffed up,

NET Bible
Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up.

New Heart English Bible
Love is patient and is kind; love does not envy. Love does not brag, is not proud,

Weymouth New Testament
Love is patient and kind. Love knows neither envy nor jealousy. Love is not forward and self-assertive, nor boastful and conceited.

World English Bible
Love is patient and is kind; love doesn't envy. Love doesn't brag, is not proud,

Young's Literal Translation
The love is long-suffering, it is kind, the love doth not envy, the love doth not vaunt itself, is not puffed up,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Love
3If I give all I possess to the poor and exult in the surrender of my body, but have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs.…

Cross References
Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers all transgressions.

Proverbs 17:9
Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, but he who brings it up separates friends.

Acts 7:9
Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him

1 Corinthians 4:6
Brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what is written. Then you will not take pride in one man over another.

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with hearts of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.


Treasury of Scripture

Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs not itself, is not puffed up,

suffereth.

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

2 Corinthians 6:6
By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

is kind.

Nehemiah 9:17
And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

Proverbs 19:22
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Proverbs 31:20,26
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy…

envieth.

1 Corinthians 3:3
For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

Genesis 30:1
And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Genesis 37:11
And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

vaunteth not itself.

1 Samuel 25:21,22,33,34
Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good…

1 Kings 20:10,11
And Benhadad sent unto him, and said, The gods do so unto me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me…

Psalm 10:5
His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

is not.

1 Corinthians 4:6,18
And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another…

1 Corinthians 5:2
And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

1 Corinthians 8:1
Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.









(4) Charity suffereth long.--Better, Love is long-suffering. Here follows a description of love. Descriptions of positive characteristics and negations of evil qualities are now employed by the Apostle in what he would have us believe to be his impossible task of adequately describing true love.

Verses 4-7. - The attributes of love. Verse 4. Suffereth long, and is kind. Passively it endures; actively it does good. It endures evils; it confers blessings. Envieth not. Its negative characteristics are part of its positive perfection. Envy - "one shape of many names" - includes malice, grudge, jealousy, pique, an evil eye, etc., with all their base and numerous manifestations. Vaunteth not itself. The meaning would probably be most nearly expressed by the colloquialism, does not show off. It does not, for instance, "do its alms before men to be seen of them" (Matthew 6:1). The Latin perperus, which is from the same root as this word, means "a braggart," or "swaggerer." Cicero, speaking of a grand oratorical display of his own before Pompey, says to Atticus, "Good heavens! how I showed myself off (ἐνεπερπερευσάμην) before my new hearer, Pompeius!" ('Ad. Art.,' 1:14). Is not puffed up. Has no purse proud or inflated arrogance." Love, therefore, is free from the characteristic vice of the Corinthian Church (1 Corinthians 4:6, 18, 19; 1 Corinthians 5:2; 1 Corinthians 8:1).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Love
ἀγάπη (agapē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

is patient,
μακροθυμεῖ (makrothymei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3114: From the same as makrothumos; to be long-spirited, i.e. forbearing or patient.

love
ἀγάπη (agapē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

is kind.
χρηστεύεται (chrēsteuetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5541: To be kind (full of service to others), gentle. Middle voice from chrestos; to show oneself useful, i.e. Act benevolently.

[It]
ἀγάπη (agapē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

does not envy,
ζηλοῖ (zēloi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2206: From zelos; to have warmth of feeling for or against.

it does not boast,
περπερεύεται (perpereuetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4068: To boast, vaunt myself. Middle voice from perperos; to boast.

it is not proud.
φυσιοῦται (physioutai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5448: From phusis in the primary sense of blowing; to inflate, i.e. make proud.


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